American Cruise Lines Queen of the West

OCG Class
River Cruise
Queen of the West
Year Built1995
Year Last Refurbished2011
Capacity120 passengers


Launched in 1995, the Queen of the West is the first overnight passenger sternwheeler to be built and operated in the West in 80 years. The 230-foot Queen is propelled by a three-story-high churning paddlewheel that is powered by a revolutionary hydraulic propulsion system that uses environmentally safe biodegradable hydraulic oil. The 45-foot-long bow ramp allows passengers to go ashore anywhere along the river, much as the 19th-century vessels did.

Queen of the West Ship Profile & Stats

  • Cruise Line: American Cruise Lines
  • Ship Type: Steamship/Paddlewheeler
  • Line Class: River Cruise
  • Registry: USA
  • Year Built: 1995
  • Year Last Refurbished: 2011
  • Capacity: 120 passengers
  • Decks: 4
  • Gross Tonnage: 2,115
  • Length: 230 ft
  • Beam: 50 ft
  • Average Speed: 12 knots
  • Outside Cabins: 72
  • Nationality of Officers: American
  • Nationality of Crew: American
  • Number of Crew: 47

Queen of the West On-Board Recreation

  • Spa: No
  • Casino: No

Queen of the West Dining Choices

  • Dining Room Cuisine: American, Regional (Capacity: 163)

Queen of the West Entertainment

  • Paddlewheel Lounge (Capacity: 90)
  • Columbia Lounge (Capacity: 163)
  • Calliope Lounge
  • Lewis and Clark Library